Huskers "Blackshirts" tradition inspires alternative uniforms for 2019 season

The 2019 Nebraska alternate uniform. (Source:
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LINCOLN, Neb. (WOWT) -- Nebraska Athletics on Monday unveiled the Huskers alternative uniforms for the upcoming season on Twitter with one word:


The black Adidas jerseys reference a Huskers tradition that awards the starting defensive players with "blackshirts," represented by a skull-and-crossbones and a Nebraska "N" helmet.

The Huskers have not yet announced at what game the team will sport the black alternative uniforms.

The 2019 Nebraska alternate uniform. (Source: